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Release Date: April 15, 2005 (limited)
Studio: Freestyle Releasing
Director: Eric Hendershot
Screenwriter: Eric Hendershot
Starring: Greg Germann, Lauren Holly, Pat Morita, Perry Anzilotti, Hunter Tylo, Bobby Costanzo, Ross Brockley, Carmen Rasmusen
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Official Website: DownandDerby.Com
Plot Summary: Down and Derby is a fun and entertaining comedy about a small-town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. This family-friendly satire combines brilliant acting performances and smartly familiar scenes to expose the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children -- a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to science fairs to pageantry.
Down and Derby will be your family's favorite movie this year!
Down and Derby is a fun and entertaining comedy about a small-town Pinewood Derby competition that transforms an average group of dads into an awkward bunch of competitors. This family-friendly satire combines brilliant acting performances and smartly familiar scenes to expose the desperate behavior of parents who compete with one another through their children -- a social dynamic seen in everyday activities ranging from little league to science fairs to pageantry.
Phil Davis was the kid who had it all. He could run, kick and jump better than anyone in his fifth grade class. Then, a cool kid from California named Ace Montana moved to town. On one fateful day in front of his two best friends -- Blaine and Big Jimmy -- Phil lost a head-to-head footrace to Ace and was forever bumped from his champion status. Ever since, first place has eluded him.
25 years later, not much has changed. They all still live in the same neighborhood. Blaine is still cynical and at 5'2" tall, Big Jimmy hasn't grown more than an inch since elementary school. Ace is the perennial winner while Phil's best attempts continue to win just runner-up. Now with children of their own, they find themselves in familiar competitive situations.
On the heels of his son's defeat to Ace's son in the city league basketball championship, Phil wakes up unresolved and is at a breaking point with his childhood rival. The next day, news of the upcoming Pinewood Derby race is announced and Phil's son, Brady, races from his Pack meeting to solicit his dad's help. Desperate for a win, Phil sees this event as his breakthrough opportunity to finally beat Ace, whose son is also a Cub Scout. Surrounded by other overzealous dads in the same cul-de-sac, including Blaine and Big Jimmy, they all overlook the event's ideals and dominate the design, planning and construction of the cars.
In the crazed world of derby fever, the kids are lucky if they get to pick the paint color or attach a decal. Hilarity builds as the dads teeter on the edge of insanity and resort to backstabbing, cover-ups and sabotage. Wives, families and jobs are ignored with extreme consequences and the kids scheme their revenge to never be underestimated again. In the end, the farce reaches comical and outrageous levels with a surprise twist that will have you on the edge of your seat!
Greg is hilarious in his leading role of Phil Davis. A great comedic actor with a distinctive style, Greg delivers a tremendous performance and generates a mix of emotions in every scene.
Best known for his featured role of Richard Fish on Fox’s television hit “Ally McBeal,” Greg is regularly seen both on television and on the big screen. Other film credits include: “Down to Earth,” “Sweet November” and “Clear and Present Danger.” His versatility makes him a memorable actor across genre of film, ranging from comedy to drama.
Greg resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Christine, and one son.
Lauren is the film’s leading actress and as Kim Davis, she brings both beauty and charm home as the voice of reason. Never before has a soccer mom or den mother been so attractive! Lauren’s timing and expressions are perfect opposite the physical comedy of her co-stars.
For many, Lauren is best known as Mary Swanson from the blockbuster film “Dumb and Dumber”. She has starred opposite marquee names such as Jim Carrey, Kelsey Grammer, Mel Gibson, Dennis Quaid and Harrison Ford in various hit movies including “What Women Want,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Down Periscope” and “Sabrina.” Lauren’s flair, both as a leading and supporting actress, has earned her numerous awards and nominations.
Lauren lives in Chicago with her husband, Francis, and their three sons.
Hunter brings her supermodel looks to her supporting role as Teri Montana, the unsuspecting mom next door. Filmed in various techniques, including slow motion and close-up, Hunter makes quite an impression with the audience and was a pleasure to work with.
Most of Hunter’s career has been in daytime television, where she has received awards and nominations including “Hottest Female Star” from Soap Opera Digest. For over ten years, she pleased fans of “The Bold and the Beautiful” in addition to significant roles in “Days of Our Lives” and “All My Children.” Hunter is also a favorite TV spokesperson for several beauty and fitness products.
Hunter lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Michael, and family.
The Davis Family
Greg Germann - Phil
Lauren Holly - Kim
Adam Hicks - Brady
The Scaldoni Family
Perry Anzilotti - Big Jimmy
Deborah Ashton - Angel
Danny Shepherd - Danny
The Montana Family
Marc Raymond - Ace
Hunter Tylo - Teri
Eric Jacobs - A.J.
The Moosman Family
Ross Brockley - Blaine
Tammy Lier - Charlotte
Nicholas Nengas - Todd
Pat Morita - Uno Yakimoto
Joey Miyashima - Kyosho Yakimoto
K.J. Adachi - Kyosho's son
Bobby Costanzo - Claude
Michael Glauser - Claude's son
Sandy Hackett - Larry Savage
Carmen Rasmusen - Marilyn
Jared Wyson - Young Phil
Joseph McKay - Young Ace
Cameron Manwaring - Young Blaine
Kyle Broadhead - Young Big Jimmy
Craig Costello - Announcer
Scott Christopher - Delivery Guy
Megan Selensky - Jane
Don Murphy - Don Murphy (himself)
James Budge - Referee #1
Matt Marquis - Referee #2
Greg Porter - Motorcycle Delivery Man
Alan Cassidy - Disqualified Dad #1
Rick Glauser - Disqualified Dad #2
Janet Bird - Dental Assistant
Laura-Lee Leavitt - Dental Assistant
Kade Mathew - Dental Patient
Beverly Rhodes - Dental Patient
Kaylee Barrett - Dental Patient
Oscar - Champ (the dog)